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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.637 / 51°38'13"N

Longitude: -1.183 / 1°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 456638

OS Northings: 193449

OS Grid: SU566934

Mapcode National: GBR 90L.7QM

Mapcode Global: VHCYG.F3YX

Plus Code: 9C3WJRP8+RR

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 14 June 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285238

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248672

Location: Little Wittenham, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX14

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Little Wittenham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Long Wittenham with Little Wittenham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU5693 (West side)
10/59 Church of St. Peter


Church. C14 tower, rest of church rebuilt by Charles Buckeridge c.1863.
Uncoursed squared limestone with stone dressings, old plain-tile roof; stone end
stack to vestry. 3-bay nave, chancel, vestry and west tower. Early English
style. Gabled stone porch to centre of nave with 2-centred archway on
foliate-capped columns. 2-centre arched doorway with plank door. Plate tracery
windows to nave, cusped plate tracery windows to chancel. Tower to left with
octagonal stair turret, 2-light window of reticulated tracery to left return,
cross-slits to rear and left return. 2-light louvred openings of reticulated
tracery to top stage. Battlemented parapet. Interior: C19 stained glass window
by Clayton and Bell. Sedilia and piscina to right of marble reredos. Recessed
altar tomb of c.1483 to Geoffrey Kidwelly to left with shields to panels of
altar base and brass to top; quatrefoil carving to recess with cusped tudor arch
and buttress-shafts. Good collection of monuments and brasses to tower:
alabaster monument to Sir William Dunch and family, of 2 effigies, she
recumbent, he on his side with his head on his arm, obelisks to each end. Good
brasses to Dunch and Winchcombe families. C19 fittings including pews and choir
stalls with wrought-iron candelabra, stone pulpit, and font with pinnacled wood
cover. Scissor-braced roofs to both nave and chancel.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol IV, 1924, p.383-4; Buildings of England: Berkshire,
1975, p.169).

Listing NGR: SU5663893449

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